Google Contacts

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Last updated on October 30, 2020
Guide Index

Quick introduction

The Google Contacts app is the digital equivalent of your address book. It is where you can store the phone numbers, addresses, email addresses and even birthdays of friends and family. Other apps on your device can request access to your contacts to make it easy to send messages without having to memorise these details or constantly look them up.

Google Contacts comes pre-installed on most Android devices. If you use other Google services, such as email, we would recommend using Google Contacts instead of any other contacts apps that you may have installed.

Google Contacts apps are available for the following devices.

What do you need to use Google Contacts?

  1. You will need a smartphone, tablet or computer with access to the internet.
  2. Download the corresponding app for your device. Google Contacts is available on Android phones and tablets You can also access it on computers using a standard web browser.
  3. You will need a Google account. If you have a Google or Gmail account you can use this to sign in to Google Contacts.
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If you don't have the Google Contacts app installed, check out the guide to installing apps on Android devices.

Using the guide

The following pages introduce you to using the Google Contacts app on Android devices. It is broken down into chapters to let you dip in and out. You can skip any chapters that do not interest you.

You will find links to previous and next chapters at the bottom of each page. There is also a ‘Guide Index’ below the page heading. If you tap on this you will see all the chapters in the guide.

You can read through the guidance online or download the printable versions of the pages you need to view at your leisure.